*The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality proposes to reissue the statewide Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit (MSG11). This permit covers discharges of process wastewater and storm water and the construction and operation of air emissions equipment from ready-mix concrete facilities that fall under the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC code of 3271, 3272, and 3273). This general permit will replace the previous general permit that will expire March 31, 2014. The Ready-Mix Concrete General Permit Public Notice Draft can be accessed HERE. A list summarizing the significant changes from the previous permit can be found HERE.
*The Permit Board on Environmental Quality re-issued the Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operation (DLPAFO) Multimedia General Permit (MSG20) on February 3, 2014. This multimedia permit authorizes the activities associated with the operation of a dry litter poultry farm. Such activities may include the generation and land application of dry poultry litter as well as air emissions associated with the operation of a poultry farm, and air emissions associated with the construction/operation of air emissions equipment. This reissuance will allow the continued operation of Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations for an additional five-year period. The Dry Litter Poultry General Permit can be accessed HERE. Affected Dry Litter Poultry Animal Feeding Operations may obtain coverage by submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) form, and all accompanying documentation to the Environmental Permits Division.
*A new air application form is now available for use under "New Consolidated Air Application Form". This form may be used for any type of air permitting action, including both construction and operation. This form now has the sections of the application as separate Word or Excel documents. All applicable and/or required sections should be completed and submitted with each air permitting action. The previous forms - the Construction and State Operating form and the Title V Operating form - may be used through December 31, 2013. Applications submitted after December 31, 2013, should be submitted on the new forms. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the new form, please contact Carla Brown at 601-961-5235 or email@example.com.
*We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, the Environmental Permits Division (EPD) of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will accept and encourages the submission of Plans and Specifications in an electronic file formats such as PDF, TIFF on CD or DVD. In accordance with State regulation 11 Miss. Admin. Code Pt. 6, R.1.1.6.B., EPD receives, reviews and approves plans and specifications for all proposed municipal and domestic sewage collections prior to beginning construction of proposed system. In the past, engineering firms have sent us full scale blueprint sets for these projects; this is no longer required in hardcopy format. At this time, the required information sheet should still be submitted via paper and a signed and stamped cover letter should be included with any electronic files indicating that the plans and specifications submitted electronically were developed by a professional engineer who holds a valid certificate of registration as a professional engineer issued by the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
* On January 28, 2010, the Commission on Environmental Quality adopted the antidegradation implementation methodology. This methodology presents the process needed for permit applicants to fulfill the antidegradation requirements within MDEQ's regulations. The directions and forms for assistance are included in the methodology. For more information please contact Bradley Crain at 601-961-5177 or via email Bradley_Crain@deq.state.ms.us
MDEQ has added a link to a form entitled "Coastal County Utility Authority Environmental Clearance Form to the Office of Pollution Control" under commonly used applications and forms. This form is required to be completed and submitted to MDEQ for all construction stormwater coverages in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River and Stone Counties.